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Walking Through Anxiety and Depression: Encouragement for Christians

Are you or someone you love, walking through anxiety or depression? God's word, psychology and medicine, all offer great hope for those who are suffering.

By Hope 103.2Tuesday 16 Apr 2019Health and WellbeingReading Time: 3 minutes

Are you or a loved one walking through anxiety, depression, or both? Often, Christians struggle to face mental illness, as we may feel it’s somehow at odds with our faith. But we are all human, just as frail and prone to suffering as anyone else. Thankfully, God’s word, psychology and medicine, all offer great hope and solutions for those who are suffering. We hope the articles and interviews below bring you great encouragement.

Christians With Anxiety? It’s More Common Than You Think

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Despite how common anxiety is, many Christians with anxiety struggle with an added layer of guilt or shame. But there’s no shame in seeking help, says theologian Paul Grimmond.
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There is Hope for Christians Battling Anxiety: A Chat with Paul Grimmond

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It wasn’t until he had some terrifying panic attacks, that Paul Grimmond realised he had anxiety. Now he’s keen to encourage others struggling in similar ways. Read More

Down, Not Out: Being a Christian Living With Depression

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The Burnout Series: What it is, How to Recover, Burnout in Ministry, and Prevention

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Burnout Begins With Weariness. Here’s How to Stop it Going Further

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Finding Hope in Anxiety & Depression: Pop Star Michelle Williams’ Devotions

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When Depression and the Spiritual Realm Collide: Emma Mullings’ Story

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5 Signs That It’s Time to Look for a Counsellor

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Counselling is a chance to invite a wise mentor to walk with you in the dark places, until you can find your way into the light. Here are some of the signs that you may need support.

18 Ways to Increase Your Happiness, According to Science

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Freedom from Food Addiction and Eating Disorders? “Absolutely Possible” Says Recovered Addict

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A Message to Mums of Premmie Babies, and Grieving Parents: “Hang In There, It Gets Better”, says Miracle Babies Founder

Parents who have lost a baby may struggle with deep grief on Mother’s Day – while parents of premature babies may be quietly suffering postnatal depression.

You Could Have Been: The Children’s Book Written For Grieving Parents

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